Monday, January 25, 2016

Lagniappe: A passing fairy's hiccough

[Mrs. Gamp] was by this time in the doorway curtseying to Mrs. Mould. At the same time a peculiar fragrance was borne upon the breeze, as if a passing fairy had hiccoughed, and had previously been to a wine vault.
Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit
Such pertinent information, so amusingly conveyed. What a master!

No comments:

Post a Comment